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Rockstar Consortium To Sue Google, Samsung and Others Over Phone Patent Use

     
4:31 pm on Nov 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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This was going to happen at some point as soon as Google lost out to the sale from Nortel. Who knows where it'll end!

A group of tech giants known as the Rockstar Consortium is suing Google, Samsung, HTC and others over alleged mobile phone patent infringements.

Rockstar, jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony, is targeting manufacturers of phones that run the rival Google Android operating system.

Rockstar spent $4.5bn (2.8bn) buying thousands of Nortel patents after the telecoms giant went bankrupt in 2009.

Google lost out in the bidding war.

The Rockstar lawsuit claims Google has infringed seven patents relating to the way internet search terms match up with relevant advertising.Rockstar Consortium To Sue Google, Samsung and Others Over Phone Patent Use [bbc.co.uk]
4:52 pm on Nov 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Very interested in seeing how this turns out, would be funny if the patents turn out to be useless after google ran up the price on apple, microsoft, et al.

This seems like a good place for the patent bubble to burst.
5:19 pm on Nov 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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This could turn out to be the daddy of them all!
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agree, I'm waiting to see apples rankings vanish ;o)
 

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